Valentine’s Day Shopping Habits & What They Mean for Local Businesses [Infographic]

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to know how consumers were shopping for their loved ones and how those shopping habits impact local businesses. So, we surveyed 265 consumers all about their Valentine’s Day shopping plans and preferences. We asked how they shop, what kinds of gifts they like to give, what turns them off from a business, and more, and we found some interesting results. Check out the infographic below to learn the surprising Valentine’s Day…

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Where’s the Love? 4 Ways to Get More Online Reviews

What’s better than a Valentine’s Day card for your business? A great review! Studies have shown that consumers trust online reviews as much or more than a personal recommendation. That means that your consumers, and maybe even you, trust a review from a stranger on the internet as much as you’d trust a recommendation from a friend or coworker. So, what do you do when your online review sites aren’t getting any love? Here are four tips to get more…

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Multifamily Marketing Partnership with ReachLocal Helps Company Sign More Leases

We caught up with one of our multifamily clients, Pinnacle, to talk about their experience working with ReachLocal for digital marketing solutions. Pinnacle first partnered with ReachLocal for search engine marketing, then later expanding to Facebook advertising, geofencing, and retargeting. These solutions now work together to help Pinnacle reach prospective renters that are actively searching for properties on search engines and social media. See what Jennifer Staciokas, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Training at Pinnacle, has to say about…

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Does Social Media Impact SEO?

One question that we’re often asked is whether or not social media impacts SEO. We know that both SEO and social media marketing are important aspects of digital marketing because they can both help you get found online, but the goals of each are fundamentally different. Social media helps you connect with your existing audience, and in the case of social media advertising, reach and engage with new audiences on social platforms like Facebook and Twitter. SEO, or search engine…

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Video: What’s the Difference Between Search Advertising & Display Advertising?

People often confuse the value of search advertising and display advertising in their marketing mix. Both are forms of online advertising, of course, but there are a number of differences between the two, including who they target, where they appear online, their objectives for your business, and their role in the buying journey. So, watch our quick video to learn the differences between search and display advertising and why you really need both for a successful digital marketing strategy: As…

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7 Local Business Marketing Trends & Predictions for 2018 [Infographic]

Digital marketing is constantly evolving and changing, with new trends and tactics emerging each year. Whether it’s AI, voice search, or digital assistants, we wanted to know what experts think are most impactful for local businesses and how these emerging trends may become integral to their marketing strategies. So, we asked some of our experts to share the marketing trends they think will impact local businesses along with the trends they’re looking forward to this year. See what they had to…

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Check It Out: Our Top Posts of 2017

The end of the year is a time for personal and professional reflection, and it’s a great time to see what was successful and what wasn’t. So, let’s focus on the successful and take a minute to revisit the most popular ReachLocal blog posts in 2017! Facebook News Feed Ads vs. Boosted Posts: What’s the Difference? In this blog post, we outlined the difference between a Facebook News Feed ad and a boosted post on Facebook, which is a commonly…

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Culture Spotlight: ReachLocal’s Third Annual Day of Giving

At ReachLocal, we love local businesses and supporting our community. Lucky for us, we get to work with local businesses in our community every day. But, one special day each year, we get together with our coworkers in our respective offices to give back to our communities across North America. This year was our third annual Day of Giving, and it was bigger and better than ever! We had nearly 20 offices participate in activities that ranged from putting together…

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Measuring Your Marketing: Our Recipe for Success

One of the major frustrations we hear from local businesses time and time again is around knowing what aspects of their marketing is actually working to impact ROI. This is especially true for businesses just starting out in general or taking the first steps in the digital marketing realm after years in business. When you’re new to the game, it’s hard to understand the rules. So, from our perspective, the best thing any business owner can do is take the…

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Warm Up Your Website: 4 SEO-Friendly Updates to Make Today

Are you getting a chilly feeling from website visitors? If you’ve noticed a high number of website visitors with little-to-no conversions, or maybe even a lack of web visitors in general, your SEO may be lacking. Here are four SEO-friendly and consumer-friendly updates you can make to your website today to improve your chance for conversions and help attract new visitors. Put Your Contact Info Front & Center When visitors click to your website, how easy is it to find…

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